By decree of your most majestic majesties,
From the depths of their magnificent magnanimity,
Today begins a rule of foolishness and frivolities!
Abolished are concerns of toil, tax, and responsibility,
For this silly season of winsome glee! — Jester’s Festival Invitation Scroll
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code65536 has posted some interesting recipe information on the forums that was recently datamined. They appear to relate to the “Jester’s Festival”, which we believe is the April Fool’s Event.
There are four recipes in all and include a two epic purple recipes, 1 blue, and 1 green recipe.
Interesting to note, that this event introduces recipes that require more than one of the same ingredient!
During this time we bring forth dark tales and unsettling songs. The Unknown Passenger tells of a cloaked figure on a ship who none of the other travelers recall boarding. The Lost Fawn that takes refuge in the den of the wolf that killed its mother. The Midnight Lodger rents a room in the dead of night but vanishes before morning — along with the innkeeper’s child… — A Tale of Two Festivals, Botjolf Meadwarmer.
Within hours of the debut of the New Life Event, the ESOTU servers appeared to be overwhelmed.
The season of candlelight has begun with fiery torch lights and the pointy prongs of the pitchfork. Social media, forums, and official forums all report lengthy logon and zoning delays, and frequent crashes.
Some of my favourite subject lines include “The amount of people at the start of the event was insane.” and “Happy New Lag Festival”.
Check out the screenshot from the Quest Giver at event launch.
Personally, I logged my explorer toon just outside Windhelm last night and at the time of this post had been waiting over 30 minutes to request character load… Some patience may be need for today.
Party like it’s 1E 99!
ZOS, announced today that the New Life Festival kicks off this Thursday, December 15 at 10:00am EST and concludes on Wednesday, January 4 at 10am EST.
Up to nine different daily quests, each themed for Tamriel’s different races and located in their respective zones
Quest reward is New Life Gift Box that contains
A random crafting material (Provisioning ingredient, Alchemy reagent, or Health glyph)
A consumable version of a New Life-themed Memento
A Skinchanger style item (Wolfsbane Incense)
In addition, you will also receive one of the following:
A Skinchanger Motif chapter
A New Life recipe of either green, blue or gold-quality
A special New Life Collectible
Mud Ball Pouch (Memento)
Nordic Bather’s Towel (Costume)
Colovian Filigreed Hood (Hat)
Colovian Fur Hood (Hat)
A special new dye – New Life Cerulean
Double XP brew lasting two hours
code65536 has posted some interesting recipe information on the forums that was recently datamined. They appear to relate to the “New Life Festival”, which I believe is the New Year’s Event that has been mentioned in several ZOS communications.
There are nine recipes in all and include a legendary gold recipe that doesn’t require any legendary ingredients.
There has been some exciting news coming out of gamescon that is being posted on the web. A great post linking some of the big news appeared on reddit yesterday.
Here is a summary
Pledges will split off DLC pledges to a third NPC quest giver and all will reward the top tier reward formerly the gold key but looks like each vendor will have it’s own key.
Veteran Pledges will reward 2 keys
17 New Vet Dungeons , alll have own monster sets, and monster set item will drop every time
30 new sets
Each patch will increase CP count by 30
New Weapon Morphs with two morphs
All DLC pack will be in the Crown Store. It will be about 5500 crowns and it contains the 4 DLCs except Shadows of the Hist.
Update 13 aka Housing you’ll have training dummies in your yard
Complete Craglorn rework. It can now be done solo or with a group of up to four people: Main story line will be solo-able.
Crown store random boxes that can drop previously limited mounts and other stuff.
Old AA and Hel Ra sets are coming back
Two upcoming holiday events in October and New Years
New content to appear on PTS in 2 – 3 weeks
Target launch October